Emotional eating: Why do we turn to food to cope with our feelings?

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m afraid I’ll binge on that,” “I’m a stress eater,” or “I’m a boredom eater?” Many people view themselves as “emotional” eaters and think they just need more self-control.  However, what if it isn’t about control or restraint, but instead an unmet need? What does emotional eating … Continue reading Emotional eating: Why do we turn to food to cope with our feelings?

Dining out? How to make balanced choices at any restaurant

Restaurant menus can be confusing sometimes. Does the word “crispy” indicate fried or baked foods? Are salads really the best option? Descriptive “fluff” words and hidden preparation methods can be hard to decipher. Try these decision-making strategies for a simpler and healthier night out. Avoid hidden saturated fats and oils. If you’re at a restaurant … Continue reading Dining out? How to make balanced choices at any restaurant

Easy breakfast meal prep ideas for busy people

The American household of today looks quite different from that of our parents and grandparents, doesn’t it? Multitasking, commuting and remote working capabilities have changed our typical workday in many ways. Today’s households often include both partners in the workforce — in fact, nearly half of all married-couple families feature two working partners. Balancing your … Continue reading Easy breakfast meal prep ideas for busy people

Parents, beware: How diet culture is harming our kids

As the health and wellness industry grows, more products, apps, supplements and diets continue to emerge for adults. But recently, these dieting tools have taken on a newer niche market — children. While some of these nutrition devices and digital innovations can help empower a balanced lifestyle (something I’m all in favor of, as a … Continue reading Parents, beware: How diet culture is harming our kids